Rowland qualifies fastest but Vergne is on pole

Oliver Rowland may have qualified fastest in the Superpole session, but a three-place penalty for causing an incident in Paris, means that second-placed Jean-Eric Vergne will take his first pole of the season.

The penalty means that, provisionally, Mitch Evans will start on the front row, however, the Kiwi is under investigation for not following Superpole procedure. Pascal Wehrlein will, therefore, be promoted to third. Felipe Massa will start fifth ahead of Sebastien Buemi, who made a small mistake at Turn 1 on his lap.

Alexander Sims will start 7th ahead of Alex Lynn, who had his best qualifying since his return to the series.

Antonio Felix da Costa will start the highest out of those who took part in Group 1 in ninth ahead of Jose Maria Lopez, who rounds out the top ten.

Stoffel Vandoorne will start just outside the top ten, in front of Championship leader Robin Frijns and Lucas Di Grassi. Maxi Gunther and Sam Bird round out the top 15.

Oliver Turvey will start 16th ahead of Jerome D’Ambrosio who, like Rowland, will serve a three-place penalty. Daniel Abt will, therefore, be promoted, however, Edoardo Mortara to has a three–place-penalty, which will drop him to 22nd of last.

Gary Paffett, despite qualifying 20th, was only 0.3 down on what he needed to get into Superpole, he’ll start ahead of Tom Dillmann and slowest man, Andre Lotterer.

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